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Windows 7: Unable to load Windows after installing crossfire

01 Sep 2014   #1
enrell

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Unable to load Windows after installing crossfire

Hi folks

I have just installed another GPU for crossfiring my system. All went fine and dandy when suddenly one day i am unable to load windows. It would hang at the logo and reboot. Did startup repair and system restore.

System restore does not work though, as once i reboot the system. same thing would happened again, to the point system restore 'gave up' and shutdown the pc

i have attached the zip file. any help much appreciated




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01 Sep 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What is crossfire/crossfiring?
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01 Sep 2014   #3
enrell

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

And crossfire when we used two GPUs in a system.
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01 Sep 2014   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Please fill in your system specs.
The first question I would ask is what happens if you take the second video card out? The second question would be what is the rating of your power supply? From your symptoms it is not powerful enough and needs to be replaced. This is a stab in the dark since at the time of posting I do not have your system specs. For 2 video cards you need at least an 800w or possibly 1000W depending on what else you have.
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01 Sep 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you pull out the 2nd card and see what happens, before you started making changes to the system ?

Tony has beat me to it.
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01 Sep 2014   #6
enrell

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Please fill in your system specs.
The first question I would ask is what happens if you take the second video card out? The second question would be what is the rating of your power supply? From your symptoms it is not powerful enough and needs to be replaced. This is a stab in the dark since at the time of posting I do not have your system specs. For 2 video cards you need at least an 800w or possibly 1000W depending on what else you have.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Did you pull out the 2nd card and see what happens, before you started making changes to the system ?

Tony has beat me to it.
Hi both

I have updated my system specs.

I did not try to pull out the 2nd card, will have to do it later at home.

Can it be a driver issue?
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01 Sep 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you have the proper drivers installed for your first card and you add a duplicate, then no, it`s not a driver issue.

How long was the 2nd card in before you started having the problem ?
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